|E100: Week 15: The Spirit breaks loose! - Dr Tim Bulkeley|
The last reading last week about the ascension of Jesus to heaven explained that soon the Spirit would come. The disciples might not know all the secrets of God (as religions forever claim to do), but they will experience and share God's power. Then in the first reading this week we move from the ascension to Pentecost, foreshadowing the spread of the gospel to everyone, each in their own language...
Keywords: Acts; E100; NT; holy spirit; spirit
|E100-71: Acts 2:1-47: The Day of Pentecost July 26, 2010 tim No comments - Dr Tim Bulkeley|
An unheard of miracle that foreshadows the spread of the gospel to all the world and the fellowship that transcends frontiers and cultures. Like in Joel everyone receives Godâs Spirit, young as well as old, women and men alike, slave and free, the Spirit bursts all human categories. Indeed death could not hold him down â Jesus lives in his people, the work continues! Is it now you'll begin to reign? Yes, but not in a tawdry political kingdom...
Keywords: Acts; E100; Holy Spirit; pentecost